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How Nicole helped Naomi

Actress Nicole Kidman turned out to be the perfect career advisor for her contemporary Naomi Watts, telling her not to give up acting...

india Updated: Apr 28, 2010 01:20 IST

Naomi Watts

Actress Nicole Kidman turned out to be the perfect career advisor for her contemporary Naomi Watts, telling her not to give up acting after she suffered from initial setbacks in Hollywood. The actresses became friends growing up in Australia and both moved to Hollywood to pursue their careers, but while Nicole became a huge celebrity, Watts struggled and even considered quitting

Contactmusic

reported.



“I thought about quitting acting and took other jobs — in restaurants, on magazines — but nothing gave me the same feeling. Nicole actually gave me hope,” she added. Nicole shot to fame with thriller

Mulholland Drive

in 2001. The actress recalls meeting Nicole later, to read their respective scripts for

21 Grams

and

Cold Mountain

. “We went to my house, and were sitting on the couch reading our favourite scenes to each other. We were like, ‘Can you believe we’ve got two fantastic roles?’,” Watts said.